Emmerdale at Christmas

Huge Christmas storylines revealed for Corrie, EastEnders and Emmerdale

There's no such thing as a quiet Christmas in soapland

| Updated:

Every soap fan knows that Christmas is HUGE in soapland, but while we’ve been given hints over the last few weeks about what festive offerings we can expect from our favourite shows, here is the latest news from the soap grapevine…

Coronation Street

New Corrie boss Iain MacLeod recently revealed that while he will be making this year’s festive celebrations on the cobbles as ‘Christmassy’ as he can, he also said that there will be a surprise waiting for viewers…

Iain MacLeod is set to make this Christmas festive on the cobbles (Credit: ITV)

“There will be a big shock at the end of the episode and hopefully it’ll be a surprising pay off to the stories that you’ve seen on screen recently.”

Corrie has revealed a first look at their Christmas episodes and it doesn’t look good for poor Jenny Connor.

Images shared by the soap on social media showed the character in a heap on the floor. After finding out the truth about Johnny and Liz’s fling, could her dramatic collapse be connected to that?

Jack P Shepherd, who is better known as the cobbles’ David Platt, also recently revealed to the Daily Star Sunday that a beloved Corrie character is due to die over the festive period.

Jack P Shepherd at the British Soap Awards 2018
Jack P Shepherd has hinted someone will die at New Year (Credit: Wenn)

The actor told the newspaper: “This year I think someone dies at New Year. It might be someone to do with the Platts! And no, it’s not David’s dog.”

Read more: EastEnders star teases shock return of Vincent this Christmas 


Walford actor Dean Gaffney recently told metro.co.uk that a familiar face will be returning to EastEnders for Christmas.

When asked about what viewers could expect this Christmas Dean revealed: “There is a returnee that will feature heavily in the storylines, because that storyline is why that person is coming back.” Hmm, cryptic!

Robbie Jackson played by Dean Gaffney
Dean Gaffney has revealed another familiar face will be returning to Walford this Christmas (Credit: BBC)

He also hinted: “The thing about Christmas in EastEnders is it never goes right, so why change a habit of a lifetime?”

As well as mystery characters making a comeback, one face we know is definitely heading back to Walford is Alfie Moon.

Alfie is heading back to Albert Square (Credit: BBC)

With secrets and lies surrounding the Slaters at the moment, it seems Alfie’s return is set to send a bombshell through the family – and what better time to do it than over their turkey dinner?

Read more: EastEnders Denny to die in explosive Christmas storyline? 


New Emmerdale boss Jane Hudson recently promised that we would be hearing wedding bells over the Christmas period.

But while Jane remained frustratingly tight-lipped about who it might be tying the knot, actor Anthony Quinlan, who plays Pete Barton, recently hinted to metro.co.uk that it could be Pete and Rhona Goskirk who become man and wife.

Wedding bells for Pete and Rhona? (Credit: ITV)

The Emmerdale chief also revealed there could be yet more drama heading for the Dingles following Joe Tate’s death, hinting that two of the family will find their relationship shattered forever.

Emmerdale Cain, Graham and Joe
The fall out from Joe’s death will hit the Dingles this Christmas (Credit: ITV)

She admitted: “We have got huge rifts coming up in the Dingle clan that will blow apart two of our most beloved characters, and who knows if they will ever get back to where they used to be?”

Are you looking forward to Christmas in soapland? Leave us a comment on our Facebook page @EntertainmentDailyFix and let us know what you think!